Austria 2 cents 2014 - The edelweiss, a flower of the Austrian Alps

Obverse of Austria 2 cents 2014 - The edelweiss, a flower of the Austrian Alps

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Krause - Mishler KM# 3083
Details The Edelweiss, part of a floral series, is depicted in the coin symbolising a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.

Edelweiss has become the national flower of Austria and is, indeed, one of its most defining symbols. The state flower of Austria is found throughout the countryside both in the wild and in gardens. It is a small, white flowering plant that is native to Europe. The German word 'Edel' has the meaning of nobility while the German word 'weiss' means white.
Specifications Diameter - 18.75mm Thickness - 1.67mm Weight - 3.06gr
Composition Copper plated steel (94.35% steel - 5.65% copper)
Edge Groove
Comments Designer: Josef Kaiser

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